Podcast Gedachtendecor & 360º video

Voor de voorstelling ‘Dorian Gray’ van Ulrike Quade Company en Silbersee hebben de Transketeers het contextprogramma gemaakt.

Stap voor en na de voorstelling Dorian Gray in de foyer van het theater de Virtual Reality in! In de Dorian Gray VR-beleving zweef je in korte tijd door verschillende universums, land je op plekken waar je als normaal mens niet komt en word je meegenomen door een soundscape die je uiteindelijk weer met beiden benen op de grond zet. Voel hoe een eeuwig leven voelt, hoe nietig de mens eigenlijk is en wat het is om lichaamsloos te zijn. De VR-beleving wordt gemaakt door videocollectief de Transketeers i.s.m. met componist Wouter Snoei.

Ook onderdeel van dit contextprogramma is een podcast miniserie.

In deze miniserie zoeken we antwoord op de vragen: Wat betekent het om 1000 te worden? Hoe gaat de wereld eruit zien, als we over 20 jaar niet meer overlijden aan ziektes? En wat betekent het als je eeuwig kan leven door jezelf te leren aan een kunstmatige intelligentie?

Aan de hand van de voorstelling: Dorian Gray van de Ulrike Quade Company en Silbersee gaan we in gesprek met dramaturg en filosoof Thomas Lamers.
Zo leer je de diepere laag achter de voorstelling en kom je tot bijzondere, nieuwe inzichten.

www.ulrikequade.nl of www.silbersee.com voor de laatste speeldata.

Presentatie: Chris Rijksen
Gesprekspartner: Thomas Lamers
Geproduceerd en gemonteerd door: Bart Peters

E-learning Contact met Transgender Personen

Niet weten hoe je iemand aan de balie of aan de telefoon moet aanspreken. Het kan zorgen voor pijnlijke situaties. Voor jou als publieke dienstverlener en al helemaal voor de persoon met wie je te maken hebt. Zeg je “meneer” of “mevrouw”? Of iets anders? Hoe ga je professioneel met zulke situaties om en hoe voorkom je dat je transgender personen onbedoeld kwetst?

De Transketeers hebben een e-learning ontwikkeld die precies hierover gaat. Kijk hieronder de trailer!

Deze training is te doen op de Movisie-academie. Je moet wel eerst een gratis account aanmaken.

Boys won’t be boys

At the Amsterdam Fringe festival 2018 I was part of the show of Rikkert van Huisstede; Boys won’t be boys

It is about the constraints we put on boys, manliness and masculinity, and the show was an open invitation to create more space for different forms of being a (hu)man.

Some of the other artists included Leendert Vooijce, Barry de Bruin,
Allard Medema, Lester Arias, Redouane Amine, REINDIER, Willem Wits, Frans Blokhuis

Read here an interview for his statement (dutch)

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Kickstarter Cutlery Daniël van Dijck

Daniël is a friend and a very talented designer. He now has a large project on kickstarter, where you finally get the chance to buy from him.

The Stainless Steel cutlery ‘Quid Feci’ by designer Daniel van Dijck is a feast for the eye. His unusual designs come from a very personal experience, which he beautifully translates into material.
You can see his kickstarter campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/danielvandijck/stainless-steel-cutlery-set-5-pieces
Design: Daniël van Dijck
Video: Chris Rijksen
Music: Adventure, Darling by Gillicuddy

 

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Obscura – a documentary

 

Inspired by the work of Alhazen, Siba Sahabi created her project Obscura. Documentary film by Chris Rijksen.

Concept: Siba Sahabi
Film: Chris Rijksen
Voice-over: Pim Bastian

Made possible by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Stichting Stokroos and the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo.

 

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Projecting Identity Expressions – Director of Photography

6 OBJECTS – Projecting Identity Expressions

A concept developed and directed by Debora Dax

Cast
Alice Olsthoorn
Dionisis Argyropoulos-Ioannou (Dynno Dada)
Jeanine Eindhoven
Lilia Scheerder (Antoine Panaché)
Rover Valentijn
Sean-Claude Neufville
Debora Dax
Producer: Jella Lena van Eck
Director of Photography: Chris Rijksen
Edit: Jella Lena van Eck
Location Sound Recordist: Sebastian Iglesias
Sound Designer: Sebastian Iglesias
Music: Aki Spadaro
Special thanks to: Maik and Sylvia for their critical questions

This project is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts)

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Creative Mornings Rotterdam – on Equality

In July I had the amazing honour to speak at Creative Mornings Rotterdam.

The theme of the talk was Equality, and I was early in the morning in Rotterdam to speak about this, talk about my work with the Transketeers, and inspire other creatives to challenge stereotypes. The talk was recorded and is now online:

And yes, I am visibily nervous.

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Pubquiz – Trans* at work

How do you talk about a tricky subject as trans*people at work? We, with the Transketeers, took this quest and made it into a pubquiz! We took real and relatable stories and created challenging questions for in our Quiz. Maybe you can win the trophee. And please don’t take yourself too seriously.

Here is one of the questions for a little tease of the project.

This project is a collaboration from Transketeers with Artikel 1 midden Nederland, and is developed for Midzomergracht festival Utrecht.

Dark Room Poetry

Darkrooms, for many people a place they never visited. For some people the place to experience a unique kind of intimacy. Stories from darkrooms often refer to (gay)men. Darkroom stories from women you don’t hear very often. That’s why we have 3 different stories from 3 different women who experienced a darkroom.

Director and Edit: Bart Peters
Production and Questions: Dorien Rozing
Camera and Grading: Chris Rijksen
Subtitles: Toby Chlosta
Produced in 2017

This series is selected by the Porn Film Festival Berlin.

[age restriction may apply from youtube]

 

 

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Queer Amsterdam

Happy to provide you with the series Queer Amsterdam, BNN-VARA, Bart and Dorien and the rest of the crew proudly present you more then 60 minutes of awesomeness.

I am to be found at the credits, as a gaffer. AND there are English subtitles in youtube if you need them.

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Transketeers website

I have been working on the website of my collective, the Transketeers. We work on making movies, fiction and documentary, and we work a lot on advocacy, positive and nuanced visibility for Transgenders. I very much encourage you to have a look around on the website, to not only our daily madness, but also see what kind of awesome projects we do! I love my two fellow Transketeers Bart and Jonah, and we have an awesome year ahead of us. So, go over to the website www.transketeers.com and give it a shot.

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Thema-maand Gender SSBA-Salon

Zippora Elders wrote about being different on SSBA-Salon.

Quote:

Onze redacteur Zippora Elders schreef het gastcommentaar op het thema van de maand december: gender (equality). Een krachtig pleidooi voor ontsnappen aan de norm. En een uitnodiging om na te denken over genderrollen en maatschappelijke opvattingen over wat hetero-normaal is.

Gastcommentaar

Aan de bar van Café Schiller klaagde ik eens dat ik me niet begrepen voelde door bepaalde jongens. Dat ze zich zo ongenuanceerd en onzorgvuldig opstelden. De bevriende barkeeper zei: “Kun je je voorstellen dat je nooit hebt hoeven stilstaan bij hoe het is om ‘de ander’ te zijn? Dat maakt dus lomp.”

Dat zette me aan het denken. Ja. Ik ken de behoefte om mijn blanke, heteroseksuele mannen-vrienden uit te leggen hoe het is om regelmatig seksueel, seksistisch of racistisch (vaak tegelijk) benaderd te worden. Simpelweg om me minder eenzaam te voelen. Maar omgedraaid had ik het nog niet: wat doet het met je als je wél de norm bent?

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Festival Vizualizator – Belgrade

So I made a blitz-visit to Beograd, Serbia, to be there for a the opening with my work at photofestival Vizualizator. I experienced an incredibly interesting conversation (that lasted almost two full days) about the power of photography, lgbtq-rights and diversity. I was able to show the Trans*tapes there, talk to people there and eat the acid cabbage. It was a blast, I did sleep 5 hours in two days, and I would totally continue this journey I went on.

I did show my work Gender as a Performance, and some of the Steaming Studs.

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Announcement AKTZEICHNUNG in COLOGNE

As one of the organisers of the upcoming exhibition in the altes pfandhaus during the Photokina in Cologne. I would like to invite all who are interested to our special event on Sunday 25th September.
There will be a workshop figure drawing in the middle of the exhibition.
The exhibition is about gender, fluidity and performance and perception of gender and identity with work of Anja Schlamann, Chris Becher and Chris Rijksen.
Chris Rijksen, who also is featured with various self-portraits, will be the model for our figure drawing.

We will provide drawing equipment like paper, but we know most people are happier drawing with their own tools.

So, a quick recap:
What? Figure drawing
Where? Altes Pfandhaus
Kartäuserwall 20
50678 Köln
When? September 25, 16:00
How? Join and draw
Why? It’s great!

See you there!

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Naked Truth #

Together with Jonah and Bart we started recording the Naked Truth. Videos where we answer questions, and giving the people that follow us on the internets a place to ask the questions they maybe are pondering upon. I’ll share a few of them here, you can see all of them on our FB-page

Jonah is talking about being vulnerable as visible trans*

I’m talking about what I might have lost in the process of transitioning.

Bart is talking about his ‘bubble of manliness’.

We all elaborate on the effects of testosterone.

Jonah on the T in LGBT acronym.

 

 

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Trans*Tapes (2016)

 

The Trans*Tapes is a series of six short portraits about transgender people in the Netherlands. Released in 2015, it is the first of its kind in this region. While many narratives dealing with the topic ‘transgender’ tend to turn transgender people into subjects instead of humans, the Trans*Tapes focuses on strength, positivity and human resilience. The series broadens the narrative and reveals a more layered image of what it can mean to be transgender. These insightful portraits are first and foremost about the lives and journeys of strong individuals. Through their own nuanced stories, the six people featured in the Trans*Tapes provide a personal and diverse perspective of a label so often stereotyped.

Trans*Tapes
The Trans*Tapes is an initiative started by three transmen; Bart Peters, Jonah Lamers and Chris Rijksen.

Together we form the collective: The Transketeers.

With different backgrounds, but similar views on life they decided to start this exciting collaboration.

After not feeling represented by the current narrative about transgender people, Bart, Chris and Jonah took action to make trans* people’s voices heard. Their mission is to inspire and empower young trans* people and provide their surrounding with a more well-rounded perspective of what their future could look like.


The Trans*Tapes are made with the financial support from the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten, Stichting Democratie en Media, Trutfonds and Stichting Ondersteboven.